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Biomes - Habitats
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Arctic Desert Chaparral or Scrub Taiga = Coniferous Forests Grassland Tropical Rainforest Pond Ocean
Antarctic Tundra Cave City Temperate Deciduous Forest Savanna Prairie Freshwater Marsh Swamp Intertidal Zone Coral Reef Sunlit (Euphotic) Zone Twilight (Disphotic) Zone

Temperate Deciduous Forest Animal Printouts

Temperate deciduous forests are forests in cool, rainy areas; they have trees that lose their leaves in Fall and regrow them in Spring. Temperate deciduous forests are found in the middle latitudes around the globe and have four distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. In the Northern Hemisphere, these forests are found in North America, Europe, and Asia. In the Southern Hemisphere, there are smaller areas of these forests, in South America, Africa, and Australia. The growing season in these forests is about 6 months long.

Temperature and Precipitation: The average temperature in temperate deciduous forests is roughly 75°F (24°C) but gets as high as 86°F (30°C), depending on the altitude of the forest. Forests higher in the mountains are colder. Deciduous forests receive from 2 to 5 feet (0.5-1.5 m) of precipitation (both rain and snow) each year. Humidity in these forests is high, from 60% to 80%.

Fall Colors: In the Fall, the number of hours of daylight decreases. This causes some plants and trees (called deciduous) to stop producing chlorophyll (a green pigment that converts sunlight into chemical energy) and eventually lose their leaves. During this time, these leaves turn brilliant colors, ranging from red to orange to yellow to brown.

Soil: The soil in the deciduous forests is quite fertile, since it is often enriched with falling leaves, twigs, logs, and dead organisms.

Layers of the Temperate Deciduous Forest: There are five layers (also called zones or strata) in the temperate deciduous forest. These include the:

Some Animals Found in Temperate Deciduous Forests:


Ant

Ants are social insects.


Bald Eagle

The bald eagle is a large bird of prey. It is the symbol of the USA.


Beaver

The beaver is a large rodent that builds dams and dens.


Black Bear

A large, black to brown bear.

Brown Bear

The Brown Bear is a large bear with a muscular hump on its shoulders.


Cardinal

The cardinal is a brilliant red bird with a short, wide bill.


Collared Peccary

A pig-like mammal, also known as the javelina, from deserts, chaparrals and forests of North and Central America.


Deer

The deer is a shy, fast-moving plant-eater.


Dhole

The dhole is a wild dog from Asia.


Earthworm

An earthworm is a little animal with a long, soft body and no legs.


Fox

The fox is a meat-eating mammal with a long, bushy tail.


Frog

Tadpoles grow up to be frogs.


Mallard Duck

The Mallard is a common wild duck that is the ancestor of most domestic ducks.


Muskrat

Muskrats are rodents that often build dome-shaped houses.


Newt

Newts are small, brightly-colored salamanders.


Nightingale

A small songird that sings beautiful, complex songs, often at night.


Opossum

The Virginia opossum is the only marsupial in North America. Over 64 species of opossum are found in South America.


Porcupine

Porcupines are mammals with protective, needle-like quills on their body.


Rabbit

A fast-moving mammal with long ears.


Raccoon

The raccoon is a mammal with mask-like markings on its face and a ringed tail.


Red Fox

The Red Fox is a meat-eating mammal with a long, bushy tail.


Red-Tailed Hawk

The Red-Tailed Hawk is a bird of prey, a raptor from North America.


Scorpion

A venomous arachnid with a large stinger on its tail.


Skunk

Skunks are black and white mammals that can produce a terrible odor.


Squirrel

Squirrels are rodents. They live in a variety of biomes, including the taiga.


Turkey

Turkeys are large birds that nest on the ground.
Weasel

Weasel

A carnivorous mammal that has a long, slender body and short legs.


White-Tailed Deer

The white-tailed deer is a shy, fast-moving plant-eater.

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Biomes - Habitats
Arctic Desert Chaparral or Scrub Taiga = Coniferous Forests Grassland Tropical Rainforest Pond Ocean
Antarctic Tundra Cave City Temperate Deciduous Forest Savanna Prairie Freshwater Marsh Swamp Intertidal Zone Coral Reef Sunlit (Euphotic) Zone Twilight (Disphotic) Zone




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